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The first day’s shoot of Nach Baliye 4 left much to be desired and that’s putting it politely, reports Anil Merani.

tv Updated: Oct 16, 2008 12:44 IST
Anil Merani
Anil Merani
Hindustan Times

The first episode of Nach Baliye 4 turned out to be quite a nerve-jangling experience for the 12 jodis. How come? Well, I sniffed around and learnt that the shoot was haphazardly organised.

The shoot at Vrindavan Studio at Marve Road was to start at 2 pm but the camera began rolling only by 8 pm.

Apparently, some of the jodis threatened to arrive late for the shoot in the future. Later, when an item involving judge Karisma Kapur took several retakes to be perfected, the other jodis were bored of sitting around, waiting for their turn.

A contestant says that such ups and downs are an expected part of shooting a reality shows but adds sharply that, “This one really takes the cake and bakery. No amount of money can make up for the shoddy treatment given to some of us.”

Dance refusal
It is learnt that the producers wanted the contestants to sway to the title track of Race but after hours of hanging around, they refused because they were tired. And it didn’t stop at that. The jodis were extremely upset that their guests weren’t served any food.

The judges include Farah Khan and Arjun Rampal. It seems that the performance of Priya Bhatija and Jatin Shah was slammed and toted the lowest points.

Shoot pe shoot
The shoot finally wrapped up at 7 the next morning. Most of the sleep-deprived contestants were disgruntled as they packed off for their other daily schedules.

The top three jodis were
Abhijeet and Shilpa Sawant tied for top spot with Jaspal and Savita Bhatti, Daljit Kaur-Shaleen Bhanot and Teejay Sidhu-KarnVir Bohra.

It’s also being said that the contestants will be required to dance with others apart from their own baliyes. Daljit Kaur isn’t comfortable with this: “I’m too reserved. I couldn’t dream of dancing with anyone else but Shaleen.”

According to her, films aren’t only song-dance routines any more.